The war against
Native Americans was an ongoing process throughout the
early history of the United States. Prior to the Civil War, with the
of white settlers throughout the Midwest and West, the seriousness of
Indian situation began to trouble the government. Many engagements
the Indians, settlers, and the U.S. Army occured. After the Civil War,
the war against the Indians was renewed with vigor, especially after
Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 and the death of the American icon,
George A. Custer. Two men, according to record, served in the military
against the Indians. They are listed below.
William- Enlisted, Indiana. He also served in the Civil War, 10th
Infantry, enlisting in Clinton Co., IN. He died 1/1/1905, and is buried
in Maple Cemetery, Westfield Twp, Westfield, Illinois.
Columbus- Enlisted, Indiana. He also served in the Civil War, 79th
Indiana Infantry. He died 2/1/1912, and is buried in Maple Hill
Westfield Twp, Westfield, Illinois.